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Aloo Matar (Potatoes And Peas In Onion-Tomato Sauce)

Cuisine: Indian
Type: Vegetables
Courses: Vegetarian
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs 681g / 24ozSmall potatoes
2 lbs 908g / 32ozOnions (medium)
3   Garlic cloves
1   Ginger - fresh 1/2" piece
3 tablespoons 45mlVegetable oil
1   Asafetida - crushed, optional
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlCumin seeds
  Salt - to taste
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlCayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlTurmeric - ground
2 teaspoons 10mlTomatoes - coarsely chopped (large)
1 cup 237mlPeas
1/4 cup 59mlWater
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlGaram masala

Recipe Instructions

Cook the potatoes until tender. Peel and set aside. In the container of a blender or food processor, mince together the onions, garlic and ginger. In a large heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat, warm the oil. Add the asafetida (if used) and cumin. When spices darken (1 to 2 seconds) add the minced onion mixture and saute until browned (about 12 minutes). Add the salt, cayenne, turmeric and tomatoes and cook until they soften (about 5 minutes). Add the peas and water; reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 5 minutes.

Halve the cooked potatoes if they seem too large. Add them to the pan and cook covered for another 5 minutes. Mix in the garam masala just before serving.

"From Bengal to Punjab: The Cuisines of India" by Smita Chan


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